What is a DMP?
A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal document that specifies how research data will be handled both during and after a research project. It identifies key actions and strategies to ensure that research data are of a high quality, safe, sustainable and – where possible ...
Informing the persons whose personal data are being processed (the data subjects) is one of the basic principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ('transparency').
As a researcher, it is your job to communicate this information to data subjects in a concise, transparent, comprehensible and easily ...
The processing of personal data is only lawful if one of the conditions or legal grounds of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is met.
It is very important to indicate the applicable legal basis for the processing at the start of your research. The processing of personal data in ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, known as AVG in Dutch) requires that all activities concerning the processing of personal data at UGent are documented and registered in a 'register of processing activities', the GDPR Register.
This internal registration replaces the former 'obligation to report' with the ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that personal data cannot be kept longer than necessary to achieve the purposes for which they are processed (see the ‘storage limitation’ principle).
The RDM Policy framework of Ghent University requires that research data be kept for a minimum of 5 ...
Personal data are any information about an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly.
some examples of 'normal' personal data include: name, address, e-mail address, photo, ID number, IP address, employee ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is based on six basic principles that you must take into account when processing personal data.
1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
You are obliged to process personal data in a transparent manner with respect for all applicable laws, regulations and rules. ...
Various roles are defined within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the processing personal data. The most important roles are:
Since controllers and processors have different responsibilities and obligations, it is important that you clearly define these roles (together with the other partners in ...
Although the main components of the previous privacy legislation are largely retained, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also introduces a number of important changes.
The former 'obligation to report' to the privacy commission was replaced with 'accountability' whereby you as the researcher must document the processing of ...
To be lawful, the processing of personal data must be based on one of the legal grounds provided in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If the processing of personal data within your research project is based on the consent of the data subject as the legal basis, ...
When you process personal data for your research, you must follow the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The GDPR: new European privacy legislation
The GDPR, which has been in force since 25 May 2018, modernises the existing privacy legislation. It creates a uniform European legislative framework ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines the persons whose personal data are processed as data subjects.
As a researcher, you have to take into account that the data subjects can in accordance with the GDPR exercise different rights with regard to their personal data.
1. Right to information ...
Primary vs. secondary processing
In the case of further or secondary processing of personal data in a research project, the personal data will not be directly collected from the data subjects by you.
If you do collect the personal data directly from the data subjects as part of your research ...
Privacy by design
In the design phase of a research project, you normally think about the substance and methodological aspects of your research.
In view of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it is important to also thoroughly consider and describe the collection and processing of personal data during the ...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies
when you (or your institution or organisation) process personal data in the framework of scientific research (e.g. collection, recording, classification, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, etc.), regardless of the origin of the personal data
when you (or your institution or ...
Sometimes mention is made of vulnerable natural persons in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
babies and young children
people with mental disorders
people with disabilities
the sick and patients
These are often persons who are legally ...
Protecting the rights and freedoms of data subjects
If you process personal data, your job is to protect the rights and freedoms of data subjects in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For this you must evaluate the possible risks associated with the processing of personal data ...